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  • Although Sinatra called the group "The Summit," the moniker Rat Pack, a nod to the original Rat Pack made up of Humphrey Bogart and his celebrity pals Judy Garland, Sinatra and others, was what stuck.

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  • Jamie Foxx, who won an Oscar playing Ray Charles, who could and did sing everything (not to mention virtually creating the genre of r&b) but isn't exactly a Rat Pack era big band singer.

    Michael Giltz: American Idol -- Top 5 Swings The Standards; Bye Matt

  • Connecting more dots, I think he thinks he's in the Rat Pack where women are "broads", the liquor always flows and Frank is in the Big Room at the Sands.

    Obama Leads By Over Five Points In Pre-Debate Tracking Polls

  • After all, Capus has a whole network to fix, a number of bigots and insensitive advertisers to fire, not just one pop culture dinosaur whose humor went out with Rat Pack jokes about Sammy Davis, Jr.

    Ben Schwartz: Day 400 of the War on Imus

  • The effect is retro chic, reminiscent of Rat Pack leader Frank Sinatra.

    Wearing a Fedora Hat

  • What's particularly troubling about this current Frankfest is that it seems to position Sinatra as an icon built on the brassy image of the swinging Rat Pack leader.

    Sinatra as Idol -- Not Artist

  • TONY COX, host: Sammy Davis jr. began his career in black vaudeville, but he ended it an international star, a member of the famed Rat Pack, a favorite of gossip magazines, and a guest in the White House.

    'Photo by Sammy Davis,' Scenes in Black and White

  • What about the super hot Steve Calabresi - did his rugged Rat Pack good looks influence his views on federalism?

    Bad hair day.

  • Mr. Bishop, the stone-faced comedian who found success in night clubs, television and movies but became most famous as a member of the boisterous Rat Pack, has died at his home, his publicist said Thursday.

    Today's WSJ in Photos: Oct. 18, 2007

  • As I said above, just delivered the second Rat Pack, and I'm working on the follow up to a book called THE PICASSO FLOP, which will be out in Feb. These are Texas Hold 'em mysteries I'm writing with poker analyst-actor-former tennis star Vince Van Patten.

    Archive 2006-12-01

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